CBD is for you and me (and our pets), but just how much should we take?
In the last decade, the benefits of CBD oil, or cannabidiol, have outweighed the stigma of medical marijuana. Derived from one of over 100 active cannabinoids in cannabis, cannabidiol accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. The oil is known to offer many of the same benefits of medical marijuana to humans and animals alike, without the high. Before we get started, brush up on your CBD vocabulary:
- Cannabis: marijuana plant
- CBD: cannabidiol (CBD), a major component of cannabis; non-psychoactive
- Canniboid: any of a group of compounds found within cannabis
- THC: tetrahydrocannabinol, the principal psychoactive in cannabis; the key component that causes the “high” of marijuana; not a part of CBD oil
What does CBD oil do?
CBD oil restores balance in your body, affecting everything from mood to sleep to hormone regulation. Doctors have also long been recommending CDB oil as an alternative to prescription pain relievers - the oil adjusts the release of neurotransmitters in your body, managing pain levels without the risk of addiction or psychoactive effects. In a medical marijuana study, more than 60% of participants found that medical marijuana reduced their pain. This THC-free oil offers those same benefits without any change within your headspace.
Studies have supported that CBD oil has the potential to correct imbalances in a variety of different internal functions, making it a potentially powerful treatment for chronic syndromes and diseases and their side effects.
Your pets could also benefit from CBD oil. The oil has been used to treat anxiety and a host of chronic ailments in animals. Made from high CBD, low THC hemp, this marijuana alternative provides the same balancing and restoring benefits to your pets, with no psychoactive side effects or "high." You won’t have to worry about the oil changing your pet’s outward behavior - just look forward to the incredible internal benefits, and notice how your pet’s general attitude changes as the oil regulates their mood, sleep, appetite, immune response, and more.
How do I take or administer CBD oil?
It's important to respect CBD oil's medicinal properties and take only the correct dosage. Pets and their owners alike can take their recommended dosage with a dropper directly into the mouth. If you have a picky eater on your hands, the oil can easily be applied to their favorite treat or discreetly soaked into a biscuit.
Before you administer CBD oil, follow this dosage guide. Find the correct weight range for you or your dog or cat and start enjoying the life-changing effects of CBD oil today!
How can I tell how much pain my pet is in?
Our animals let us know that they might be in need of pain relief by showing a variety of outward signs, including:
- Antisocial behavior
- Sudden aggression
- Excessive grooming
- Changes in appetite
- Heavy panting or altered breathing
If you know that your dog or cat is suffering from pain caused by a chronic ailment that has already been diagnosed, administering CBD oil is a great way to provide relief. If you’re unsure or see a sudden change in your pet’s behavior, contact your vet right away.